Eagles GM Howie Roseman said during a Saturday press conference, "We've been looking for a runner like Miles for a few years," according to NBC Sports Philadelphia. It was obvious that Philly liked Sanders when the franchise selected him in Round 2. These words from Roseman, however, could point to the new guy having a bigger workload share ahead of him than other RBs in the Doug Pederson era. Pederson's Eagles have run with a true committee. Amid personnel shuffling and injuries, no RB has reached a 37% share of team carries in any of his 3 seasons. Philly just traded for Jordan Howard this offseason, of course, but gave up a mere 6th-round pick for a RB in the final year of his rookie contract. Josh Adams, Wendell Smallwood, Corey Clement and Darren Sproles remain from last year's squad, but only Adams has reached 100 carries under Pederson and none has topped 120. Adams is also coming off shoulder surgery. None of those players looks like a big threat to Sanders' touch outlook. We wouldn't bet on workhorse touches for the rookie, but Sanders might just be the best bet to lead the backfield in opportunities right away.

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Eagles RB Miles Sanders (knee) is out for Sunday night’s game vs. Washington. It looks like he hurt his knee in Thursday’s practice. We’ll see if it’s anything that’ll impact his 2021. Sanders’ absence leaves the Eagles’ backfield to RBs Boston Scott, Jordan Howard and Corey Clement.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders (knee) put in a full week of practice, including full workouts on Thursday and Friday, and isn’t listed on the final injury report. We’re expecting him to be back in his usual role against the Giants this weekend. Sanders averaged 15.5 carries and 5.8 targets in 4 full games earlier this season.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice. At least he got on the field, although it would have been nice to see him get in a full workout. We're tentatively expecting Sanders to return for this weekend's game vs. the Giants, but we wouldn't go dropping RB Boston Scott just yet.

The Eagles expect RB Miles Sanders (knee) to return to practice after this week's bye, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It sounds like we should expect to have the Philly starter back in fantasy lineups for Week 10. We'll certainly track his participation through the week.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders (knee) is out for Sunday night's game vs. the Cowboys. He figures to be back after Philly's Week 9 bye. Meanwhile, Boston Scott gets another game as the Eagles' lead back and is a borderline RB1 vs. Dallas' 24th-ranked RB defense.

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